The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified by Supreme Court verdict. He had been elected member-national-assembly (MNA) from Lahore constituency NA120. After the dismissal Mian Nawaz Sharif nominated his younger brother Mian Shahbaz Sharif to be the next Prime Minister. Because Mr Shahbaz Sharif is currently the chief-minister (CM) of Punjab, the most populous and prosperous province of Pakistan, he has to contest in by election being held in NA120. Pakistan tehreek-e-insaf is also contesting here with their candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid. She was a candidate in the general elections of 2013 as well but lost to Nawaz Sharif.
The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf Imran Khan did most of the effort to get Mian Nawaz Sharif disqualified. Therefore PTI has a good chance of giving tough time to PMLN. At the same time we see a new political party by the name of Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) entering as new unknown to the equation. TLY emerged from an old compaign by the name of Tehreek-E-Rehay Ghazi Mumtaz Qadri. When PMLN expideted the execution of Ghazi Mumtaz Hussain Qadri Shaheed, the name was changed to Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah. PLMN had always enjoyed a good support from right wing Islamist population due to its adherence to ideology of Pakistan, the two nation theory. After the execution that support has dwindled. Large portion of their voter is annoyed at the hypocrisy of PMLN. Tehreek-E-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah represents those people. It is to be expected that it would cause a big dent in vote bank of PMLN. After the nomination of a candidate from TLY in NA120, Sheikh Muhammad Azher Rizvi, PMLN has addition to its worries. With left wing voters going to PTI and right wing going to TLY, PMLN would have hard time finding a spot. The worst case scenario could be the defeat for would be Prime Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif. This defeat would be the last nail in the coffin of PMLN and the 35 years rule of Sharif family, In Sha Allah. The mere nomination of a candidate by Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi has rang danger alarms in Sharif camp. There are calls from PMLN ministers to Shahbaz Sharif to abort the NA-120 election and continue “good administration” in the Punjab province.
The merit of present decision of Supreme Court has been criticized a lot. Surprisingly the verdict in case of Ghazi Mumtaz Hussain Qadri Shaheed was celebrated all over the world despite glaring technical flaws. For instance in case of Mumtaz Qadri the supreme court decided blasphemer Salman Taseer did not mock 295C as black law. This note is so disturbing and ignorant with recorded interview of Salman taseer available on YouTube and the printed copies of his another interview to newsline. Could we ignore all those intense protests against Salman Taseer? He had shown support for Asia Maluna mocking the verdict of Lahore High Court. All his actions were infuriating they public of Pakistan. Clearly he was going against the Islamic ideology of Pakistan. Eventually Mumtaz Hussain Qadri had to deliver him a dog’s death knowing no culprit has ever been sentenced by the state under PPC 295-C.
The slide of Sharifs from powerful leaders to frightened politicians after the execution of Ghazi Mumtaz Hussain Qadri is an eye opener. Despite playing the victim card, dismissal of Nawaz Sharif did not observe any public support. It is to be hoped that Sharif family would get due punishment for their unjust actions. They angered Almighty Allah, they angered the people of Pakistan, they broke the confidence of the voters. Hopefully PMLN would soon be a part of history. May Almighty Allah help Pakistan in its becoming a prosperous democratic Muslim Nation. Allah Hafiz.